dental care

North Country News
10:40 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Sanders Pushes Access to Dental Care

A dentist conducts an oral extraction procedure
Credit Senior Airman Brett Clashman, U.S. Air Force/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is continuing to push for better and more affordable access to dental care for Americans.

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New England News
10:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Massachusetts Will Offer Dental Plans Through Health Connector

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will begin offering stand-alone dental plans for children and adults through the state's Health Connector starting next year.

State health officials say making dental care more readily available will improve the overall health of Massachusetts residents.

Dental coverage is one of several changes coming to the state's health care exchange.

Beginning in 2014, insurers seeking to offer plans through the connector must not only meet state requirements but also federal requirements to receive the connector's seal of approval.

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North Country News
12:41 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Sanders, Cummings Introduce Dental Care Bill

Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says America is experiencing a crisis in dental care, and has introduced legislation to address the issue.

Sanders and Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings have introduced Senate and House bills that would expand dental coverage to millions of Americans through Medicare, Medicaid, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The measures would authorize funding to increase access to dental services at community health centers and boost support for mobile clinics and dental clinics in schools.

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